How the heck can it work?

Gerald Carter gcarter at
Tue Jul 25 00:17:31 GMT 2000

Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Jul 2000, Gerald Carter wrote:
> > > 2. The inetd.conf. It specifies root as one of the
> > > parameters. Why?
> > In order to bind to the privildged port 901 (as a
> > general rule).
> Not exactly... inetd is the program that binds to port 901.

Stupid brain lapse.  Yes of course, you're right.  **What**
was I thinking?  SWAT starts as root to be able to change 
to the effective uid of the user who logged in.

[wipes egg off his face as he sits down graciously....]

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